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Hello Librarian:

Please consider purchasing the following books for your library:

1. Title: Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools: Portraits of Family, School and Community Involvement in Determining Goals and Career Aspirations

Author: Dr. Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge, ABD

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9781926734408

Price: $99.99

Acquisition: Please purchase the book through Lulu.com.

Summary of Contents: This book is qualitative narrative case studies concerning the career aspirations of young Black females.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (2 February 2014). “Donna Magazine,” in Donna Magazine.
Donna Magazine. (10 February 2014). “Buy Donna Kakonge’s Books on Lulu.com,” in Donna Magazine. [Video]. ThatChannel.com.

2. Title: Comment à parler Crazy People

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-312-01269-1

Price: $29.99

Acquisition: Please purchase the book through Lulu.com.

Summary of Contents: This book is a French translation of What Happened to the Afro? on the politics of Black people’s hair.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (2 February 2014). “Donna Magazine,” in Donna Magazine.
Donna Magazine. (10 February 2014). “Buy Donna Kakonge’s Books on Lulu.com,” in Donna Magazine. [Video]. ThatChannel.com.
3. Title: Qu’est-il arrivé à l’Afro?

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-304-86782-7

Price: $32.99

Acquisition: Please purchase the book through Lulu.com.

Summary of Contents: This book is a French translation of What Happened to the Afro? on the politics of Black people’s hair.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (2 February 2014). “Donna Magazine,” in Donna Magazine.

4. Title: Comment écrire non-fiction créative

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-304-82188-1

Price: $25.99

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book is a follow up to How To Talk To Crazy People: Vignettes of Sixteen Breakdowns that exists currently in the TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (20 January 2014). “Donna Magazine,” in Donna Magazine

5. Title: Only My Voice: Vignettes of Crazy People Singing to Stay Sane

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9781926734422

Price: $19.20

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book is a follow up to How To Talk To Crazy People: Vignettes of Sixteen Breakdowns that exists currently in the TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (n.b.). “Donna Magazine,” in Donna Magazine.

6. Title: No Fool No More: Vignettes of Crazy People Talking Sane

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-926734-41-5 (pbk.)

Price: $16.95

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book is a follow up to How To Talk To Crazy People: Vignettes of Sixteen Breakdowns that exists currently in the TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (2013, September 23). “Donna Kakonge’s New Books, Three Quarters, Success and No Fool No More are Available for Sale,” in Donna Magazine.

7. Title: Success

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-926734-38-5 (pbk.)

Price: $11.29

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book applauds the success stories of North Americans from a variety of career fields and career disciplines.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2013, September 23). “Donna Kakonge’s New Books, Three Quarters, Success and No Fool No More are Available for Sale,” in Donna Magazine.

8. Title: Three Quarters

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-926734-39-2

Price: $28.25

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: The first section of this book explores the life of an African Canadian woman with her family from St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Uganda. The second section of the book takes place in South Africa with mention of Nelson Mandela. The third section of the book explores the life of this young African Canadian woman as a star of TV commercials and eventually moving into a teaching career.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2013, September 23). “Donna Kakonge’s New Books, Three Quarters, Success and No Fool No More are Available for Sale,” in Donna Magazine.

9. Title: How To Talk To Crazy People: Vignettes of Sixteen Breakdowns

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A./Life Rattle Press

ISBN: 9781927023303

Price: $23.87

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book explores the crazy thoughts of a young African Canadian woman over five and half years and sixteen breakdowns. The first section of the book begins in Toronto. The second section of the book takes place in East Africa, Uganda. The third section of the book begins in Montréal and ends in Toronto.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Maldonado, J. (2013). How to Talk to Crazy People (Review). Psych Central.

Kakonge, D. (2012, Winter). “How To Talk To Crazy People” in Concordia University Alumni Review. Montreal: Concordia University.

10. Title: How To Write Creative Non-fiction

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9781300667629

Price: $30.35

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book is a useful step-by-step class in a book helping writers to improve their understanding and skills of creative non-fiction.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2013, September 23). “Donna Kakonge’s New Books, Three Quarters, Success and No Fool No More are Available for Sale,” in Donna Magazine.

11. Title: Radio Scripts

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-105-73925-5

Price: $32.48

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: These radio scripts are a historical archive of stories that aired with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2012, May 8). “Radio Scripts from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Published,” in Donna Magazine.

12. Title: Radio and Television Announcing

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9780981079745

Price: $18.22

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: With teachings from broadcast schools in Toronto, Donna Kakonge shares her knowledge in broadcasting with students of interest.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com.

Review: Donna Magazine. (2009, August 30). “Example of a Demotape” in Donna Magazine.

13. Title: Journalism Stories Collection

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9780978373887

Price: $31.88

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: A historical retrospective through published newspaper and magazine articles of people and places in Toronto.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2008, May 18). “New Book – Journalism Stories Collection,” in Donna Magazine.

14. Title: Morning English Lessons

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9780981079721

Price: $19.96

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book consists of transcriptions and summaries of lessons in English given to people in France via a pre-paid phone service through a company.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2009, May 11). “Morning English Lessons Excerpt,” in Donna Magazine.

Donna Magazine. (2008, December 17). “Morning English Lessons Just Published,” in Donna Magazine.

15. Title: Love at a Distance

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-0-557-36727-6

Price: $34.59

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: Through an online chat with a man in the United States, an African Canadian woman and a Hispanic American man try to bring their love closer together.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2010, March 13). “New Book – Love at a Distance,” in Donna Magazine.

16. Title: Old Romance

Author: Donna Kay Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9781926734378

Price: $6.81

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: Why do some loves come into our lives? Old Romance shares some answers.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2009, December 18). “Old Romance Released,” in Donna Magazine.

17. Title: My Roxanne

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9780978373832

Price: $37.61

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book is the rollercoaster journey of an interracial relationship between Roxanne and Lance Bassendale.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2011, October 11). “My Roxanne (excerpt)” in Donna Magazine.

Donna Magazine. (2011, March 20). “Story Behind My Roxanne: Donna Kakonge’s First Book?” in Donna Magazine.

18. Title: Politics of Black Hair Online Course Book

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-257-88893-1

Price: $155.15

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: Through an online forum, no longer online, Black women from all over the world contribute and collaborate on a discussion concerning the politics of Black people’s hair.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2011, April 17). “The Politics of Black Hair Online Course Book Available on Lulu.com,” in Donna Magazine.

Donna Magazine. (2010, November 6). “The Politics of Black Hair Course Book Available,” in Donna Magazine.

19. Title: What Happened to the Afro?

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9780978373801

Price: $63.28

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: With research done 10 years prior to Chris Rock’s Good Hair movie, this book tells the stories of women in Montréal by a Toronto writer of the views on the politics of Black people’s hair.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2009, August 16). “What Happened to the Afro?” in Donna Magazine.

Donna Magazine. (2009, May 14). “Excerpt from What Happened to the Afro?” in Donna Magazine.

Donna Magazine. (2008, February 16). “What Happened to the Afro?” in Donna Magazine.

20. Title: Adventures of a Canvas

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 9780557333585

Price: $5.31

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This book follows the stories behind the signatures on an artistic canvas in the home of a teacher/writer in Toronto.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2010, February 22). “New Book – The Adventures of a Canvas,” in Donna Magazine.

21. Title: Education Generation

Author: Donna Kakonge

Publisher: Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.

ISBN: 978-0-9783738-9-4

Price: $25.95

Acquisition: Please search under Author, then “Kakonge” with the Library Services of Canada.

Summary of Contents: This is a collection of articles discussing the present day of education around the world.

Qualifications: Donna Kakonge is an author of 61 books currently in nine libraries and sold online and in bookstores, teacher, PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, and a law student living in Toronto. She spends her free time reading, writing, playing the piano, grooming as any Leo should and spending time with friends and family. This book is a follow up to the successful How To Talk To Crazy People published in 2012 by Donna. Her website is Donnakakonge.com. Review: Donna Magazine. (2008, August 6). “Education Generation is Published,” in Donna Magazine.

Thank you Librarian and the selection committee for considering these titles for the your library.

Many thanks and I hope to hear positive news soon!

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